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Old 12-19-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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I am looking for all the parts I would need to connect 3 burners to a 1/2 black pipe manifold, and then from the manifold to a propane tank.

I've searched... and searched, and went to Home Depot, and searched, and then to Lowes, and back to Home Depot and every where else. Please, someone help me.

Currently I have 2
Bayou Classic Single Burners,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

that have a 1/8 input, and then one

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-...propane+burner

which is a larger input, I think 1/4 but not sure.

Is there anyone that might be able to show me what I need or how to build this setup? Part numbers, links, pictures, treasure maps, anything PLEASE!

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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The reason you're probably not getting responses is because this is not a straight-forward question to answer. The first and most important question is low or high pressure - or mixed? And then we need to know what orifices the burners currently have because they may have to be changed out. The reason this is important is because of the regulators needed in the setup. And by your post I'm assuming you don't plan to have any automation? So no solenoids, gas controls, etc etc?

The 1/8 and 1/4 really shouldn't matter because you should have orifices in the burners that convert that to 3/8" 45 deg flare which is super easy to adapt using fittings from Lowes or HD. But you're going to need gas connectors which you're not going to be able to source from HD or Lowes if you're running high pressure unless you plan to run hard pipe all the way to the burner which personally I would not do because it gives you no flexibility in burner height.

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:15 PM   #3
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So his burners already have hoses and regulators attached and just wants to make a manifold with the same fittings as a propane tank valve would have. I was curious about the same thing as I might get another burner and don't want to run 2 tanks. But it sounds complicated I guess

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It's not quite that simple because those hoses are integral - they have the orifice, hose and regulator all integrated. You won't be able to use those (if you want to use a black pipe manifold). You'll need new orifices, connectors, and one or more regulators but that depends on the decision to run high or low pressure.

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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I had the same dilemma.

A forum member helped me and gave some old parts that did the trick.

Bottom line is that you're probably going to have to figure it out the hard way. A POL connector with a regulator, such as an acetylene regulator may be a good start so you can set the manifold pressure. It might need to be adjusted depending on how many burners you're running. This connects to the propane cylinder. Then you need to get some SS braided tubing to connect to the manifold, ideally with a fine adjustment knob. I can take a pic of my setup when I brew next time. Often RV supply stores have a great selection of propane parts to do the trick.

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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You won't have to figure it out the hard way, I can help you from soup to nuts. But I can't help unless you are able to talk about the low/versus high pressure. That is very important.

I will tell you based on what you have, I'd probably run the 10" low pressure, and one of the 6" low pressure with the other 6" high. The reason is if you run the 10" high you're going to go through propane like nobodies business. You run one of the 6" low because it gives you gentler heating on the mash, and the other 6" for HLT can be high pressure.

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Jcaudill, to be completely honest I had no idea about if I wanted high or low pressure. What you suggested doing the 10 and one6 low and the other 6 high makes total sense tho, so I guess I'd go that way.

I guess I should have done more research before getting the burners, but I was looking at all the other single tier setups and figured it was easier than it looked

Thank for everyone's help so far.

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It's all good don't worry I will help! I have the same burners so you didn't do anything wrong. You are going to take them out of those stands right?

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They're already out of the stands I just need to know what parts to order and where to order them to plumb it up. I'd appreciate the help

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Bump... Parts numbers and links, really any info would be awesome. Dying to brew on this thing

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